The Life He Should Have Thrown Away: Ambrose Bierce and Soldiers’ Complicity - The Journal of the Civil War Era
In “Still Life: From the Notebooks of Ambrose Bierce, 1862,” twentieth-century poet R. T. Smith presents a sketch artist who, despite being surrounded by the sights and smells and sounds of the aftermath of the Battle of Shiloh, chooses to draw a still life of a peach. An “Illinois corporal” peering over his shoulder … Read More Read More